29 July, 2009

Fauve Tree

Bright Red Tree
8" x 5"
Pastel
Casey Klahn



Back to the upright format for a while. This one is the spin off of some trompe l'oeil work I did in the studio. Apples, wouldn't you know?
Trompe l'oeil means deceiving the eye.

Marlena Shaw's vocals. Eleanor Powell dances.
Wade in the Water.

9 comments:

Jala Pfaff said...

Cool! When I saw this I thought it was a pomegranate.

Casey Klahn said...

That's perfect!

Yellow said...

You make me want to bunk off work and grab my pastels for the day. I love this one. Roll on the holidays.

harrybell said...

Even with my imperfect red/green vision, this looks really good, Casey, and at the moment makes an interesting echo with the "River Series" box link in the sidebar.

Laura Dietrick said...

Juicy and fresh! I could climb up that tree and eat it!

Casey Klahn said...

Wow-great responses - thanks everyone. The original has these pencil lines (pastel pencil or charcoal) that add character to it, and has just been framed.

Steph - hope labor day doesn't come too quick, cuz I still have prep to do for Sausalito!

Harry - I noticed that & thought what a happy circumstance. The same kind of thing happened when I announced my new profile - which lined up with the biz card. Templates sometimes work well, huh?

Laura, I am very happy you are commenting/following here. Fresh is good, as I am working on my technique these days.

loriann said...

Wow...it vibrates color!!!!!!

Mark Nesmith said...

Stunning image Casey, love the reference to an apple (although I think the pomengranate idea is great too!) I love the vivid, bold colors set dramatically against such deep darks. I love looking at your blog, one great painting after another.

Casey Klahn said...

Loriann, you won't see my response after so long, but thanks to you! Mark, I'll share your comment with the owners the next time I see them. Happy to have you reading.

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